ABS

Product range


Summarize product description ABS

Product range ABS

Product type/ABS Properties Applications Designation
ABS Standard gloss
High impact strength, high stiffness, gloss surface Basic grade for indoor use in industry, etc FT140
High impact strength, high stiffness, gloss surface, weather-resistant Basic grade for outdoor applications, UV stabilized FT143
Super-high impact strength, high stiffness, gloss surface Demanding ABS applications indoors FT150
Super-high impact strength, high
stiffness, gloss surface, weather-resistant
Demanding ABS applications, outdoors, UV stabilized FT153
ABS Matt
High impact strength, matt surface finish Interior panels in vehicles, industrial
applications
FT100
High impact strength, matt surface finish, weather-resistant Panels in vehicles, industrial application UV stabilized FT103
Super-high impact strength, matt surface Demanding ABS applications for vehicles, etc. FT130
Super-high impact strength, matt surface finish, weather-resistant Demanding ABS applications for vehicles, etc. also UV stabilized FT133
ABS/PMMA
ABS with acrylic foil









High impact strength, high stiffness,
high gloss

Sanitary applications, signs, vehicles FT145
ABS/ASA
Super-high impact strength, extremely
weather-resistant, gloss surface
Ski boxes, garden, demanding outdoor
applications
FT120
ABS/TPE ”Soft-touch”
Soft-touch surface on ABS, normal scratch-resistance Applications in health care and
vehicles
FT190
ABS Regenerated
Medium impact strength, semi-gloss surface Transport packaging, industrial
applications
FT110

When the product has served its original purpose, the material can be melted down and re-moulded, for use in new products, or it can be used for energy extraction. Most European countries have started material re-cycling. Material is collected by Plastkretsen AB, who is responsible for collection and processing via processing contracts with a number of companies. Products made of re-cycled plastics material must not come into contact with foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, however.

Sorted, used polystyrene can be regarded as a clean fuel. It has the same energy content as fuel oil, with the difference that polystyrene is a less polluting source of energy. One example is various steel and cement factories in Europe who have started plants where re-cycled plastics are responsible for a portion of their energy requirements.
In Sweden, the packaging collection regulations accept that part of the collected volume can be used for energy extraction in special, approved waste incineration facilities.